Kitchen Makeover Update: One Year Later

August 1, 2012

before and after

One of the biggest projects to date that I tackled was my kitchen makeover.  I can't believe it's been a year, but this time last Summer, I was finishing up the final details and sharing it with you. Since that time, I've been flooded with questions (and many kind comments - thank you), and thought a One-Year-Followup post including answers + an update a year later would be interesting and helpful for those thinking of tackling something similar. There were alot of details and updates that went into the entire Kitchen Makeover, resulting in quite a few posts to explain all the … [Read more...]

DIY: Creating a Rustic Kitchen Island

August 24, 2011

Kitchen Cart

Most of us could use a little extra space in the kitchen, so why not introduce a Kitchen Cart like this one that adds a bit of rustic charm to your decor, plus some extra room to cut the veggies!  This Kitchen Cart, purchased from Ikea, cost less than $60.  By being a little creative and thinking outside of the box, this typical blonde wood finished cart was turned into a stylish, distressed island.  You could even put two together to make an even larger work surface. With a few steps and a Saturday afternoon, you will have a new kitchen island in no time.  Start off by removing the casters … [Read more...]